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Solid State Physics research in Physics/EE department?

  1. Nov 19, 2011 #1
    I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in IT, and many years of experience in programming (embedded). I have now an interest in understanding how semiconductors are designed, fabricated etc.

    #1 I believe solid state physics is the research area. Should I consider applying for a PhD in Electrical Engineering department or the Physics department? What are the differences between them?

    I did have some electronics courses in my undergraduate, but, I believe for either departments, I will be required to take lot of courses?

    #2 Or should I consider modelling and simulation of semiconductor devices? Is this related to programming/computer science at all, or is it mostly practical analytical work?

    Appreciate any guidance in this regard.
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